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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Can I plant this?

too far gone?

I got this from the chickens' produce box. The top was green, about an inch long. Then, the big freeze happened. It survived. The top grew to over four inches. It was green today, so I decided to seek your advice. Tonight, the top is yucky looking, sort of green. Can it be planted or something? Is it too far gone?
 
IF it were green, not soft, and healthy looking, could it be planted to make another onion?
 
Thanks.

6 comments:

  1. Plant it and see. And yes, if it were green and healthy looking you most definitely could plant it. And may get benefit even now - with nothing really to lose.

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    1. EC,
      Just plant it like it is? I don't need to cut it in half? I have no idea why I would do that...lol.

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    2. Just stiff it in the ground and hope. And I have used the green shoots in much the same way as chives. Meg B is probably right about the time needed, but it is still worth a try.

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  2. I tried this. It flowered (and did it smell wonderful...like onion rings.) I was told by friends who have a farmstand that what I needed to do was harvest the seeds from the flowers and then plant those, starting in a greenhouse in Feb. to get onions. (Pnw too cold to start seeds outside and get decent sized /tasting onions by fall...you might be able to.)
    I did not harvest the seeds but did get a volunteer or two, by the way!

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    1. Meg,
      Okay, so this would be a long term project? I am going to plant it in a bucket.

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  3. Onions are biennials. One season for it to be an onion. One more for it to flower and seed. If you start it in a bucket, given your climate, you might have onions in fall.

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